SCIENCE CHINA Chemistry, Volume 62 , Issue 10 : 1365-1370(2019) https://doi.org/10.1007/s11426-019-9511-x

Single-crystalline layered double hydroxides with rich defects and hierarchical structure by mild reduction for enhancing the oxygen evolution reaction

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  • ReceivedApr 2, 2019
  • AcceptedJun 4, 2019
  • PublishedJun 26, 2019


Funded by

the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities(531107051102)

the National Natural Science Foundation of China(51402100,21573066,21522305)

the Provincial Natural Science Foundation of Hunan(2016TP1009)

and the Shenzhen Discovery Funding(JCYJ20170306141659388)


This work was supported by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (531107051102), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (51402100, 21573066, 21522305), the Provincial Natural Science Foundation of Hunan (2016TP1009), and the Shenzhen Discovery Funding (JCYJ20170306141659388).

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Contributions statement

These authors contributed equally to this work.


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  • Figure 1

    (a) Illustration of the solvothermal reaction of pristine CoFe LDHs by using ethylene glycol; (b) XRD patterns of CoFe LDHs and DH-CoFe LDHs (color online).

  • Figure 2

    TEM images for the pristine CoFe LDHs (a, b) and the DH-CoFe LDHs (c, d) (color online).

  • Figure 3

    The XPS spectra of CoFe LDHs and DH-CoFe LDHs. (a) Co 2p3/2, (c) Fe 2p3/2, and (e) O 1s of the pristine CoFe LDHs; (b) Co 2p3/2,(d) Fe 2p3/2, and (f) O 1s of the DH-CoFe LDHs (color online).

  • Figure 4

    The OER performance of the pristine CoFe LDHs and DH-CoFe LDHs. (a) LSV curves for the OER at a scan rate of 5 mV s−1; (b) the corresponding Tafel plots; (c) Nyquist plots at 1.5 V; (d) time dependence of the current density under a constant overpotential of DH-CoFe LDHs (color online).